What is fractal art?
Fractals are never-ending patterns created by repeating a simple process over and over in a feedback loop. Mathematically they are abstract objects used to describe and simulate naturally occurring objects. Fractals found in nature include leaves, crystals, DNA, river networks, snowflakes, blood vessels, sea shells, ocean waves, fault lines…and more! Some common applications for fractals in technology and industry include urban growth, signal and image compression, neuroscience, diagnostic imaging, pathology, seismology, computer games - the list goes on.
Mathematics has been called art motivated by beauty. While true fractals are computer generated, as an artist I use my eyes and heart to determine the portion of the fractal design and the coloration so that it represents a pleasing image.
This abstract art can be displayed using most mediums available, however my favorite presentation is metal and canvas.
Who knew math and geometry could be so lovely?